Today, 1 December 2015, Geraldine and I are in Paris. This morning we went for an hour’s walk through our arrondissement, the 11th – the district that bore the brunt of the terrorist attacks on November 13th. The memorials remain – a photo on a door, showing the young woman who lived at that address, killed at the Bataclan – and there are many signs of heightened security, such as patrols of heavily armed police at sensitive spots. But the hardy Parisians are back in business, and back on the café terraces. During that hour’s walk, I filmed anything and everything that caught my attention and put those adventitious glimpses together, in chronological order, to make a short film, accompanied by a 1949 Francis Lemarque song, À Paris.
Click here to watch the film on YouTube.